Archive for December, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas

We had a quiet Christmas at home with the kids this year.  Here are the excited kids in front of the tree on Christmas Eve.

During the afternoon on Christmas Eve, the kids and I made gingerbread man cookies.

Here, the girls are writing notes to leave for Santa along with the gingerbread man cookie.  One of the notes told Santa that there was a glass of milk for him in the fridge.  I guess Santa got the message, because come morning, along with stockings full of presents, the cookie was gone, and an empty milk glass stood on the counter.

Here are the lumpy, bumpy stockings after Santa filled them.  Even Moose had a stocking (although I didn’t get his initial sewn on it in time) and got some tennis balls and a new leash on Christmas morning.

And, there were many presents under the tree to be opened!

One of E-boy’s gifts was a new leapster game:

E. got a new game:

And A. got a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle (confession time: I probably put 950 pieces of this puzzle together…I could not walk past this on the counter without stopping to fit some together):

There were more presents opened, but after a while, I stopped taking pictures.  Because, really, if you’ve seen one grinning kid tearing the paper off a gift, you’ve seen them all.  I hope your Christmas was filled with grinning kids of your own!

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Meet Moose!

We’re pleased to announce the arrival of the newest member of the family, a chocolate lab puppy named Moose.  We brought him home on Thursday, and apart from being a little homesick for his mommy and littermates he’s been doing a great job becoming accustomed to our home.  The kids are absolutely thrilled to have a puppy to play with and love on.

Little Skiiers

This weekend was the first opportunity we had this year to venture up to the ski slopes as a family.  It was E-boy’s very first time on skis and he had so much fun on the bunny slope.  He wasn’t the least bit scared, and kept asking when he could go up the lifts.  Daddy and the girls did a few runs from the top of the mountain while E-boy practiced.  Since the skiing part of the skill seemed to come naturally to him, I was working with him on stopping.  I think he just was having so much fun skiing fast, he didn’t want to stop.  He had a great time, and can’t wait to go up to the mountain again.

Pajama-rama!

Here’s the trio of pajamas that I just finished sewing up for E-boy.  When asked which was his favorite pair, he chose the doggies.  Hopefully, when I put these into his closet, I can also remove the much-loved and now-too-small Christmas Tree pajamas from last year without any complaints.

I also made some nightgowns for my girlies.  This is the pattern from the latest Ottobre.   The girls have decided that they like long nightgowns, they’d never had any before these ones.  I still need to put some labels in to tell whose is whose, but all in good time…